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Proposed Annotated Licensing Regulations

Proposed Annotated Lobster Trap Transferablity Regulations

Slideshow for January 22, 2014 Public Hearing

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of Environmental Management


Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 42-17.1 and 20-3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island as amended, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act Chapter 42-35 of the General Laws, the Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) proposes certain amendments to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations and gives notice of intent to hold a public hearing to afford interested parties the opportunity for public comment.

Public comment will be solicited on the following proposals:

  1. Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations Part XV - Lobsters, Other Crustaceans, and Horseshoe Crabs, regarding Area 2 Lobster Trap Effort Control Program and Trap Transferability.
  2. 2) Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licensing Regulations, to allow for licensing changes relating to the RI Lobster Trap Transferability Program (in conjunction with public hearing item 1).

The public hearing will commence at 6:00 PM on ,Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. The room is accessible to the disabled. Interpreter services for the hearing impaired will be provided if such services are requested at least (3) business days prior to the hearing. Requests for such services may be made in writing or by calling TTY (711) or (401) 222-5300. A recording of the hearing will be made by DEM staff. Written comments concerning the regulations proposed for promulgation by the DEM may be submitted to the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835 no later than 12:00 PM on January 22, 2014.

A copy of the proposed regulations will be available for examination from December 23, 2013 through January 22, 2014 by mail or at the offices of the Division of Fish and Wildlife located at 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835. Electronic copies of the proposed regulations are also available in the left side margin of this page.

Janet Coit, Director
Department of Environmental Management

Date Posted: 12/23/2013

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